The State of Washington Adds New Statewide Online Historical Newspapers Website


The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has launched a new website for the Washington Digital Newspapers program.

Announcement from the State:

The site features new titles in the State Library’s digital newspaper collection, with full-text article search of more than 400,000 pages from the State Library’s collection of historic Washington newspapers. Visitors can interact with the site with the help of text correction features to improve search results on dark or damaged pages, by attaching subject tags to articles, and saving their search history for larger research projects.“This new resource provides students and other researchers with access to a rich trove of publications across decades of Washington history,” State Librarian Cindy Aden said. “Through viewing these historic digitized newspapers, it’s possible to understand important Washington experiences as they were viewed by the people who lived them.”

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​Below is a list of all the newspaper titles in the collection. Please note that this includes the old Secretary of State database as well as some new titles:

Adams County

  • Adams County News (Ritzville)
  • Washington State Journal (Ritzville)
  • Washington State Journal And Adams County News (Ritzville)

Benton County

  • Columbia Courier (Kennewick)
  • The Kennewick Courier (Kennewick)

Chelan County

  • The Leavenworth Echo (Leavenworth)
  • The Wenatchee Daily World (Wenatchee)

Clark County 

  • The Vancouver Independent (Vancouver)

Jefferson County 

  • Puget Sound Argus (Port Townsend)
  • Puget Sound Weekly Argus (Port Townsend)
  • Puget Sound Weekly Argus (Port Townsend)
  • Puget Sound Weekly Argus (Port Townsend)
  • The Weekly Argus (Port Townsend)
  • Weekly Puget Sound Argus (Port Townsend)

King County 

  • The Catholic Northwest Progress (Seattle)
  • Cayton’s Monthly (Seattle)
  • Cayton’s Weekly (Seattle)
  • The Daily Intelligencer (Seattle)
  • The Daily Republican (Seattle)
  • Đất Mới = New Land (Seattle)
  • Puget Sound Dispatch (Seattle)
  • Puget Sound Semi-weekly (Seattle)
  • Puget Sound Weekly (Seattle)
  • Puget Sound Weekly Gazette (Seattle)
  • The Ranch (Seattle)
  • The Republican (Seattle)
  • Seattle Daily Post-intelligencer (Seattle)
  • The Seattle Gazette (Seattle)
  • The Seattle Post-intelligencer (Seattle)
  • The Seattle Republican (Seattle)
  • The Seattle Star (Seattle)
  • Seattle Weekly Gazette (Seattle)
  • The Washington Gazette (Seattle)
  • Washington Hellenic Review (Seattle)

Kittitas County 

  • The Dawn (Ellensburg)
  • The Dawn (Ellensburg)
  • The Ellensburg Dawn (Ellensburg)
  • The Reformer’s Dawn (Ellensburg)
  • The Weekly Dawn (Ellensburg)

Lewis County 

  • The Daily Hub (Centralia)

Mason County 

  • The Mason County Journal (Shelton)

Okanogan County 

  • The Oroville Weekly Gazette (Oroville)

Pierce County 

  • The Dispatch (Eatonville)
  • The Dispatch (Eatonville)
  • The Evening Telegraph (Tacoma)
  • The South Pierce County Dispatch (Eatonville)
  • The Tacoma Times (Tacoma)

Skagit County 

  • Anacortes American (Anacortes)
  • Industrial Freedom (Edison)
  • Northwest Enterprise (Anacortes)

Snohomish County 

  • The Co-operative News (Everett)
  • The Commonwealth (Everett)
  • The Labor Journal (Everett)
  • The Northern Star (Snohomish)
  • The Northwest Worker (Everett)
  • The Washington Socialist (Everett)

Spokane County 

  • Den Danske Krønike (Spokane)
  • The Spokane Press (Spokane)
  • Washington Farmer (Spokane)

Stevens County 

  • The Colville Examiner (Colville)

Thurston County 

  • Pioneer And Democrat (Olympia)
  • Washington Standard (Olympia)

Whatcom County

  • The Lynden Tribune (Lynden)

Whitman County 

  • The Colfax Gazette (Colfax)
  • Pullman Herald (Pullman)

Yakima County

  • The Ranch (Yakima)
  • Ranche And Range (Yakima)
  • The Yakima Herald (Yakima)

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